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The Power of Local Innovation: Tackling Economic Insecurity

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Despite the outward signs of a growing economy, many Americans live on an economic precipice. Stagnant wages, lack of mobility, income volatility, and low savings make it difficult for many individuals and families to gain and sustain economic traction. Although economic insecurity is a national problem, local communities across the nation are developing innovative solutions to tackle its root causes and chronic effects.

BPC, partnering with the National Association of Counties, has canvassed county-led efforts aimed at addressing the full range of problems caused by economic insecurity. This event highlighted some of these leading innovations and explored ideas and policies that could spread the benefits of these innovations more widely.


Steve Bartlett
Former U.S. Representative; Former Mayor of Dallas

Matthew Chase
Executive Director, National Association of Counties

Michael Myers
Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Scott Pattison
Executive Director, National Governors Association

Steve Rogers
Sergeant, Lucas County’s Sheriff’s Office, Ohio

Lori Stegmann
Commissioner, Multnomah County, Oregon

Additional participants to be announced


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